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ID2013 Internet Programming I 7.5 credits

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to construct programs that communicate over Internet with arbitrary protocols and techniques.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus ID2013 (Spring 2010–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

- Supporting techniques
- Start from HTML
- High level connections to specific servers
- Low level connections to arbitrary servers
- Database connections with Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
- E-mail with Javamail
- Media transfer
- Security

For a more detailed description see:

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to construct programs that communicate over Internet with arbitrary protocols and techniques.

Course disposition

This is a distance learning course and the pedagogy for this course is assignment based learning with a large element of freedom in the problem solving process. The course brings up a large subject area by presenting a set of assignments where each assignment:
- Focuses on one sub area at a time to increase understanding and to reduce complexity
- Is specified in a general way to motivate alternative, possibly deeper, solutions
The course requires the skill to work alone but has a large element of interactivity by continuous and direct support from tutors at distance.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

For single course students the following is required:

  • Academic records corresponding to /180 hp in Information Technology, Informaion Systems, Computer Sciences or corresponding subject and
  • documented proficiency in Swedish B and English A or equivalen.

Recommended prerequisites

Knowledge of Java.


PC and Internet connection. Distance education.



Harold: Java Network Programming (Upplaga: 3rd Edition), O’Reilly, 2004, 0-596-00721-3

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INLA - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INLB - Assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • INLC - Assignment, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

A number of practical assignments must be made. They are divided into three parts:
- Part 1: Introductionary fixed assignments (pass/fail)
- Part 2: More advanced less fixed assignments (pass/fail)
- Part 3: A summarizing free assignment (and voluntary assignments) (A/B/C/D/E/Fx/F)

Note that the total grade is determined by the grade on part 3. For a higher grade more in-depth assignments must be made. The summarizing free assignment must also be increasingly better for a higher grade. This is described in detail on the course homepage.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web ID2013

Offered by

ICT/Systems Science (SU)

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

ID2014 Internet Programming II

ID2015 Internet Programming III

ID2016 Internet Programming IV


Pierre Wijkman,

Supplementary information

Distance learning course. 

This course belongs to a cluster of courses (see ).